Understanding Society

Tilburg University has been a reliable provider of high-quality education and research for more than eighty years. We specialize in the social sciences and humanities and we seek to make a structural contribution to society.

René Descartes Lectures

Every other year, a distinguished philosopher visits Tilburg University and the Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics, and Philosophy of Science to present the René Descartes Lectures. The lectures also feature invited commentaries and a workshop related to the lectures theme.

5th edition of the René Descartes Lectures (Tilburg, September 2016)

4th edition of the René Descartes Lectures (Tilburg, October 2014)

3rd edition of the René Descartes Lectures  (Tilburg, November 2012)

2nd edition of the René Descartes Lectures (Tilburg, October 2010)

1st edition of the René Descartes Lectures (Tilburg, May 2008)